Xavier dug into the 2019 recruiting cycle on Tuesday with three more offers to three talented players in the class.
Four-star players Christian Brown and Josh Nickelberry as well as three-star Jaylin Williams corralled the Musketeers’ attention enough to garner scholarship offers from head coach Chris Mack and his staff.
The news of Williams’ offer from Xavier came from Justin Byerly, who also passed on the word that fellow Big East rep DePaul sent him an offer, too.
6'7 Jaylin Williams of Game Elite picked up a DePaul and Xavier offer.— Justin Byerly (@JustinByerly) July 25, 2017
The news of Brown and Nickelberry’s offers, meanwhile, came from Elevate Hoops’ Julius Kim.
Christian Brown is the star of the group, ranking 15th among all 2019 recruits in America. The 6-foot-6 small forward is the top-ranked player in the state of South Carolina and finds himself sixth-best among all at his position in America for 2019, too. It should come as no surprise that several high-major schools like Kansas and Kentucky are in on him already as he’ll certainly be a name to watch in the immediate future.
Nickelberry meanwhile is a Top 50 player in America for 2019, ranking 45th overall in his class. The Oak Hill Academy shooting guard is listed fifth at his position in his class and is the third-ranked player in the state of Virginia, trailing only Ashton Hagans and Armando Bacot.
Lastly, Williams is ranked 162nd overall in America but is still one of the best players in the state of Georgia. The Nahunta native is ranked fifth among all Georgia recruits for 2019, trailing only Isaac Okoro, Anthony Edwards, Jared Jones and Daniel Ramsey, all of whom are four-star players.
Xavier currently has 18 open scholarship offers at this point for 2019 per their page on Verbal Commits. The most crowded position right now for them is at small forward, as Brown and Williams join a group of seven players, including five-stars Scottie Lewis and Matthew Hurt, as well as four-stars Keion Brooks Jr., Ismael Massoud and Jordan Mitchell.